[ubuntu-za] Root user in Ubuntu

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 09:36:52 UTC 2012

See: http://ubuntu.sun.ac.za/wiki/index.php/SUDOInfo

On 9 September 2012 06:40, Nico Michael(iBurst)
<nick.michael at ptaisp.co.za>wrote:

>  Hi there
> *I need to work as root user *
> I need to enable the root user and set the root user password in my Ubuntu
> workstation in a VM
> I could do sudu su but I need to login with full root as the root user
> *This is in a VM and risks mitigated*
> Regarding risks this is a VM so I will make an image in the VMware  server
> to recover from damage.
> *How do I set root password*
> I know is solaris you would use a passwd command to set the root user's
> password
> *What is root home directory*
> I also know in solaris the root users home directory in not /home/root
> what is it in Ubuntu Linux?
> *
> **The root or sudo user cant see programs pathed for non-root users how
> do I fix that*
> Also I have seen certain program  ran when you logged in as non-root user
> which  did not get pathed and did not run on a Centos Server when you
> logged in as root
> *I need to run Sun Java not the non-industry non-standard Java Ubuntu
> provides*
> One of the problems all professional Java developers have with Ubuntu is
> we need to use the Industry standard so our programs work Ubuntu tends to
> install its own "Non-Industry non-standard" Java
> Which we always have to remove and then it becommes a mission to get Sun
> java to work
> *To get Sun Java running on Ubuntu*
> I remove the "Ubuntu supplied non-standard Java" then I edit /etc/profile
> and add JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-  and then export
> *Java does not run as the sudo or root user*
> This works when I run      java -version                      I get the
> right version of Java
> how ever when I run         sudo java -version            It cant find Java
>  which file and or older do you put path information  so the Root or SUDO
> user can find the Java ?
> Please advise
> --
> Kind Regards
> Nico Michaelhttp://www.arduino.org.za
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